You’ll probably be shocked at first by the crazy traffic mixed of cars, scooters, buses, bikes, cycles and an insane amount of pedestrians. But you’ll get used to it!
Different parts of Vietnam have different lifestyle and pace. More than half the expats living in Vietnam reside in Ho Chi Minh City, an exciting crowded metropolitan with many job opportunities. Hanoi has a slower lifestyle, but unique with its cultural and historical sights. Da Nang, on the other hand, is booming fast and offers amazing beaches.
It’s pretty easy to travel in Vietnam since the distances between destinations aren’t too long. Thus, make use of your time in Vietnam and visit some of the most beautiful beaches, mountains, rice terraces, caves, waterfalls, and World Heritage Sites!
While learning Vietnamese is not compulsory, a few Vietnamese phrases will help. For example, learn the numbers and food items so you can negotiate and order food at local restaurants. Here are some basic phrases and words you’d probably need most: